Vegan Sloppy Joes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 191.2
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 538.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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This recipe is so good my family (NON-VEGANS and NON-VEGETARIANS) request it for parties! This recipe is so good my family (NON-VEGANS and NON-VEGETARIANS) request it for parties!
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup sweet onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 cup mushrooms, sliced and chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 10 oz package frozen spinach(the chopped kind)
    1 can tomato paste (6oz)
    6 tbsp of A1 Steak Sauce (yes, it is vegan!)
    1 tbsp dried parsley(or fresh if you like)
    a bit of fresh ground pepper if you like
    1 package Morning Star Farms Grillers Recipe Crumbles meal starter (1 package yeilds 6 2/3 cup servings)WARNING!!!! These are no longer vegan!!! as a comment down below states. I have not tried the boca ones that are mentioned.

    Bob's Red Mill has a TVP that is vegan though. I am adjusting the ingredients to reflect this change. I appologize for the Morning Star Farms switch. how ridiculous that they've changed their recipe...

    please feel free to add/change spices as needed. sometimes we put mustard in, or horseradish, etc...


FIRST: take out spinach and set on counter to thaw (or run tap water over the package for a bit) while preparing the rest of the veggies.

SECOND: rehydrate the TVP per package instructions.

Heat olive oil over medium heat and sautee the onions first, until soft.
Add peppers, sautee until tender.
Add the mushrooms and garlic.
Sautee for an additional 3-5 minutes until tender and blended well.
Add slightly thawed spinach and cover for 3 minutes.
Add can of tomato paste, stirring and mixing it in to the veggies. Cover for 2 minutes.
Add A1 sauce and dried parsley
Add rehydrated TVP and stir well. Cover for additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

serve with buns of your choice!

Yields: approximately 6-8 servings. For more servings, double or triple everything in the recipe.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUGBY1212.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    NB. Morningstar Crumbles are *no longer* vegan, as they changed the recipe (the wrong way if you ask me). Boca Crumbles are still vegan I believe.

    Worth checking regularly as these recipes seem to change without warning.
    - 1/19/10

    Reply from RUGBY1212 (9/7/10)
    Thank you! I just discovered this. I have altered my recipe and now make it with Bob's Red Mill TVP. Again, thanks for pointing this out, as I did not realize they had changed their recipe. Darn them!!!

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I did not care for these sloppy joes. I think they would be better if you omit the A-1 and add ketchup/barbecue sauce. Just a thought. - 8/27/07

    Reply from RUGBY1212 (2/7/09)
    i'm sure it's tastey with bbq or ketchup...we just don't like them so much. A-1 is our family's favourite. Please experiment and have fun! Thanks for trying the recipe!

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm eating it right now and it's delicious. I'm not a vegan but this just looked so good, I had to try it. I'm thrilled that it's as good as everyone said it was! I did end up adding about 1 c. of pasta sauce to it though to fix the consistancy. - 8/1/07

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great recipe!!, I used a 6 oz package of baby portobello mushrooms which was closer to 2 cups chopped but it worked great. I added a little cumin and cayenne for spice, and ran out of A-1 so I added worshteshire sauce instead, also a good match. - 7/8/07

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Like sloppy Joes - 5/13/09